The 40 best gadgets of 2017

November 24, 2017

The definitive list of tech and luxury items to have in your pocket, in your home and parked outside 1 TOY ROBOTNintendo Switch (280) modular gaming tablet offers an entirely new approach to video-gaming, merging the Wii and the DS in a convivial hybrid. As testament to its success, more and more non-Nintendo games are being released for the device and video streaming services are coming soon. 3 INTERACTIVE TOUCH-SCREEN…

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You can now buy phone chargers made by Tesla

November 22, 2017

Tesla has a few more surprises for us this month. No, we’re not getting a flying Roadster model or a better look at the electric pickup just yet. These latest products are built for your smartphone. Listed in the “Apparel” section of Tesla’s website is a pocket-sized phone charger made from the same type of lithium-ion battery (18650) found in the Model S. Sadly, you won’t get the same mileage…

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How OnePlus was able to fast-track the OnePlus 5T in only five months

November 21, 2017

The OnePlus 5T might be best available payment Android value of its first year . Image: raymond wong/ mashable “When we launched the OnePlus 5, there was no plan to liberate the OnePlus 5T, ” Kyle Kiang, OnePlus’ head of global marketing, was just telling me a week before the brand-new phone’s splashy launch occurrence in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s a singular admission, but it fits perfectly with the Chinese startup’s…

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Google’s Pixel 2 takes better portrait photos with one camera than iPhone X and Note 8 do with two

November 12, 2017

Image: Raymond Wong/ Mashable You no longer need to buy a big and costly DSLR with a insanely enormous lens to get “professional-quality” photos with shallow profundity of field. If you have an iPhone( 7 Plus, 8 Plus, or X ), Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL, or Samsung Galaxy Note 8, you can already get great pro-level kills with minimum exertion thanks to their “portrait modes”( “Live focus” on…

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The iPhone X display is bigger than it looksheres why

November 8, 2017

Image: bob al-greene/mashable Ten years ago, the original iPhone’s 3.5-inch touchscreen with 480 x 320 resolution was considered large, spacious, and high-resolution. A decade later and the iPhone X‘s “Super Retina display” has so many pixels you could fit 14 of the original iPhone’s home screens onto its single OLED screen. How’s that for mind-blowing? SEE ALSO: If you own an iPhone X, you absolutely need to know this gesture…

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Apple doesn’t seem to care the iPhone’s camera bump is now massive

November 5, 2017

You don’t need to be a professional photographer to be able to see that the iPhone’s camera has improved significantly since Steve Jobs first unveiled the “Jesus phone” a decade ago and forever changed the world. Prioritizing photography has meant, however, a compromise (or “pragmatic optimization” according to chief design officer Jony Ive) to the iPhone’s industrial design: a camera bump.  We’ve had a few generations to get over the…

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Razer’s first phone is for gamers who want the fastest screen and loud sound

November 2, 2017

Razer’s conquered PC accessories and even sells some of the sleekest and better gaming laptops ever created. And now it’s finally ready to take on the smartphone world-wide with the Razer Phone, a flagship Android phone designed specifically to be a mobile gaming and amusement powerhouse. SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone X evaluation: A fearless step into the future Though Razer is often to be considered as a startup because of…

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Puerto Rico is recovering cell service… with balloons

November 1, 2017

Image: Jeff Chiu/AP/REX/Shutterstock If you have a Chromebook, you may no longer have an excuse to ignore your friends’ texts. Android 8.1 (which is still in developer preview) includes a new “SMS Connect” feature that could allow you to send and receive text messages on your computer.  The feature is currently being shown as an APK file in the developer preview. You might be able to launch and set up…

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Honolulu now fines people up to $99 for texting while crossing road

October 26, 2017

Hawaiian city police design punitive fee for when distracted walkers wont stop staring at their smartphones Our smartphone obsession has reached a new low. The Hawaiian city of Honolulu has resorted to fining people up to $99 for staring at the devices, to try and force people to look up from their phones while crossing the road. The new law gives police the power to fine people up to $35…

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iPhone 8 review: so this is what good battery life feels like

October 6, 2017

Apple might have phoned in the design again, but an improved power supply, wireless charging and a cracking camera save it. But is it worth 700? Another year, another iPhone, except this time there are three of them. The iPhone 8 is the first out of the gate, but its overshadowed by the iPhone X looming in the wings, and while there are some new elements a glass back you…

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